An ecological model for the processing of symbolic information
This article attempts to prove that an adequate cognition oriented approach to the processing of symbolic information abstracted from verbal expressions must consider a running text instead of scattered sentences. It is argued that the dominant cognition models do not give due consideration to the fact that a valid abstraction of in-formation structures has to be based on an explicit encoding of intentionality and valuation. Following a critical discussion of the foundations of the existing models, it is stated that a model is required that can cope with empirical context and novelty instead of truth-values in semantic-logical contexts. The proposed theory has been validated on empirical text materials. It is shown that its underlying key relations can be extracted by means of discriminant functions and given a meaningful interpretation.
Publisher Perceptual and Motor Skills
Book contributor Perceptual and Motor Skills
Collection studiesinconsciousness; additional_collections